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What type and door mirrors
« on: September 02, 2023, 12:39:56 pm »
I've got a Mazda 6 that was registered in March 2017, so it could be a GJ or a GL - how do I find out which?

Also. my drivers door mirror fold-in mechanism has become very intermittent, though it is worse on warm days. I bought a replacement on eBay, but when it arrived the built-in indicator was different. On the replacement it was just a rectangle on the the outside edge of the mirror, whereas on the car the indicator is a thin strip that goes from that edge round to the front of the mirror body. The sellers photo only showed the view of the mirror that the driver would see, so this wasn't obvious. How do I ensure that I am buying the correct version of the mirror? Is there a spec or model I can quote that would help avoid a repeat of the wrong type? Incidentally, the wrong'un has been sent back.

Thanks for any help

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Re: What type and door mirrors
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2023, 10:32:41 am »
Well the door mirror folding mechanism has become very unreliable. I have tried spraying in lubrication (usually silicon spray or WD40 around base). Haven't tried WD40 behind the mirror glass yet, but that seems to be a bit 'hit and miss' so I don't hold out much hope.

Any idea how much it would cost to change the mirror assembly - to buy a new assembly then get my local garage to do the change? I've tried getting one off eBay, but they all seem to have the wrong type of built-in indicator (the rectangular one on the end, whereas mine is a thin strip that wraps round the mirror body).

Thanks for any help

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Re: What type and door mirrors
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2023, 01:27:46 pm »
2 years ago when I bought the car, and it had a warranty that was still valid, the passenger door mirror stopped folding. The garage I go the car from honoured the warranty and fitted a new mirror. However, they did break the glass so replaced that too (under warranty).

I've put the car into a different garage to have the driver door mirror changed (the one I've been having problems with since early September), and that garage has broken two glasses. The car has got to stop there overnight until they get a third glass - will they fit that one without breaking it (rhetorical question)?

Is there a trick to fitting these glasses without breaking them? If so please tell me

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Re: What type and door mirrors
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2023, 01:52:48 pm »
I've got my car back, with the new mirror unit.

The answer to fitting the glass without breaking it is to heat it up 'quite hot' (garage mechanic's words), then fit it. There are 3 ball-and-socket joints on the back of the glass, a main one for supporting the glass, a small one for horizontal adjustment, and a small one for vertical adjustment. It was the latter one that broke if the mirror wasn't heated first.